According to The Verge, Apple may be planning a March 25th event focused on the release of Apple News paid subscriptions. It is less likely that Apple will release new AirPods, iPad mini, or the AirPower would be launched in this event. Apple releases iPads in every spring Apple event over the last couple of years except 2015 in lieu of the Apple Watch.
According to evidence from The Verge, it suggests that “Many reports over the course of several months had this evidence about Apple adding this paid unlimited subscription to Apple News. This subscription service will unlock unlimited access to subscription based news and magazine articles in one, small bundle.” This is significant because if people want to read the Bloomberg Businessweek and the Los Angeles Times without having to pay for the subscription individually in a large price, they’ll buy the paid unlimited subscriptions from Apple News. These subscriptions will be bundles with premium subscriptions from the New York Times, Bloomberg, and other newspapers and magazines in one bundled price.
The Verge also mentions that “In light of the iOS 12.2 betas, there’s also many images of this service leaked in the coding.” It’s true that many surprises and leaks can be found by inspecting the code of iOS betas. Leaks in iOS betas were around for quite a few years already, with the iPhone X shape revealed in the summer 2017 iOS 11 beta testing season. The leak for these Apple News subscriptions have been around since last month, signaling that it’s almost near release time. “There’s been revenue cuts by 50% by Apple prior to the latter between publishers, meaning that the other half goes to the quantitative level of people of how much articles they read a day,” The Wall Street Journal states. In addition, the TV subscription service for iTunes and Apple Music updates are rumored to be released alongside the news subscription release.